• D&H Signs Deal To Distribute Lenovo Systems
    D&H Distributing has signed a deal to distribute Lenovo desktops and notebooks, becoming the first new U.S. distributor for the vendor since it acquired the IBM PC business nearly two years ago.
  • A Roll At The DICE Awards
    Seagate Technology, ViewSonic and Belkin were the big winners at the first annual Digital Integration Channel Excellence (DICE) awards ceremony at the recent TechConnect XChange conference, hosted by CMP Technology.
  • Hooray For Broadband Hollywood
    When Apple's iTunes announced the availability of top-tier television content for Internet download late last year, tremors rolled through the Hollywood Hills. To date, Hollywood studios had tied themselves up in a Gordian knot of digital rights management issues, delaying the distribution of popular movies and television episodes via broadband downloads. Meanwhile, the horse was clearly leaving the barn. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, of the $6.1 billion their studios lost to piracy last year, illegal Internet downloads accounted for $2.3 billion.
  • Acquisition Boosts Avnet's 4Q Profit, Sales
    Avnet reported double-digit growth in revenue and earnings for its fiscal 2006 fourth quarter, due in large part to the distributor's acquisition of Memec Group Holdings.
  • CRN Channel Benchmarks, Week of July 31
    CRN compared financial measures from the week of July 31 with those from the week of July 3 to develop the most recent data on four-week trends. The data show that during this period, commerical professional IT services and IT outsourcing were the two categories that saw the biggest gains in overall financial strength.
  • Briefs: August 7, 2006
    Tom Ducatelli, Tech Data's senior vice president of sales, resigned last week, effective immediately. Ducatelli "has decided to pursue new opportunities outside Tech Data," the distributor said in a statement.
  • Auto Attendant At City Hall's Beck And Call
    When it came time for the city of Fountain Valley, Calif., to renew the maintenance contract on its PBX system and upgrade its voice-mail system, it went to Digital Telecommunications Corp. (DTC), Van Nuys, Calif., the city's telecommunications solution provider.
  • Microsoft Adds iSCSI Target To Storage Server OS
    Microsoft is planning to bring its Windows Storage Server operating system, currently available only to OEMs, to a wider range of custom-system builders as its Longhorn version of Windows becomes available.
  • Tech Data's Sales Chief Resigns
    Tech Data has lost its second vice president in as many business days. Tom Ducatelli resigned Monday, effective immediately, as senior vice president of U.S. sales. Ducatalli "has decided to pursue new opportunities outside Tech Data," according to the Clearwater, Fla., distributor.
  • IMSN Members Tapped to Help Women-Owned SMBs
    Five Ingram Micro Service Network members have been selected to implement the IT infrastructure for five small, women-owned businesses selected as winners in a "Make Mine a $Million Business" program founded last year.
  • Tech Data's Muir Resigns as Software VP
    Tamra Muir is leaving Tech Data as vice president of software product marketing for the Clearwater, Fla.-based distributor. Muir, who headed up marketing services before leading the software group, has been with Tech Data for 12 years and is resigning to take another position with a vendor.